[ land-mahrk ]
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  1. a prominent or conspicuous object on land that serves as a guide, especially to ships at sea or to travelers on a road; a distinguishing landscape feature marking a site or location: The post office served as a landmark for locating the street to turn down.

  2. something used to mark the boundary of land.

  1. a building or other place that is of outstanding historical, aesthetic, or cultural importance, often declared as such and given a special status (landmark designation ), ordaining its preservation, by some authorizing organization.

  2. a significant or historic event, juncture, achievement, etc.: The court decision stands as a landmark in constitutional law.

verb (used with object)
  1. to declare (a building, site, etc.) a landmark: a movement to landmark New York's older theaters.

Origin of landmark

before 1000; Middle English; Old English landmearc.See land, mark1

Other words for landmark

Other words from landmark

  • un·land·marked, adjective

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How to use landmark in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for landmark


/ (ˈlændˌmɑːk) /

  1. a prominent or well-known object in or feature of a particular landscape

  2. an important or unique decision, event, fact, discovery, etc

  1. a boundary marker or signpost

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